Rachel Ellehuus quoted in NPR article, “‘Maybe I’m Not as Safe as Before’: Turkish Admiral Seeking Asylum In U.S. Speaks Out”

“‘I wouldn’t say it’s entirely implausible,’ says Rachel Ellehuus, deputy director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. ‘I’ve never seen proof to that end.’ “Still, Ellehuus and others say that Erdogan has clearly benefited from the coup — which he …

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Danny Russel quoted in The New York Times article, “U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate, Citing Efforts to Steal Trade Secrets”

“Daniel Russel, who served in Mr. Stilwell’s job during the Obama administration, said closing the Houston consulate ‘further reduces the few remaining diplomatic channels between the two sides and is a step that will prove difficult to reverse.’ “’The China accusation that this move has more to do with presidential …

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Michèle Flournoy and Gabrielle Chefitz write in NBC’s Think: “China’s Military Capabilities Are Gaining on the U.S. The Pentagon Needs to Take Bold Steps.”

“The next U.S. administration will face an increasingly emboldened and aggressive China — one that has shown a growing willingness to use coercive measures to stake its territorial claims from the South China Sea to Taiwan to the Indian border region. Although neither Washington nor Beijing wants a war, there …

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